Nov 7, 2013

Wisconsin Voter ID Trial: Veterans Take a Hit from GOP

It's not just minorities, students and senior citizens who can't vote under the GOP's Photo Voter ID law in Wisconsin, it's veterans, especially homeless veterans.

Denesh Ramde reports this week from the trial against the GOP's Photo Voter ID law in Wisconsin that a veteran testified, "it took him almost two years to acquire a state ID."

Take a quick visit to a Homeless Veterans facility, and you'll see up close and personal that the GOP-created voter obstruction law (Act 23) disenfranchises our disgracefully large homeless veteran population across the state.

Plaintiffs have in their possession four declarations taken in the summer of 2012 in one two-hour visit to the Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative at the St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church that the only form of ID for veterans contacted is a U.S. Dept of Veterans Affairs (DVA) (VA) Veterans Identification Card (VIC).

VA cards are not good enough for Republicans, who have a lousy record with veterans. 

But Scott Walker is not out of touch on this one.

Walker knows fully well that the GOP's Voter ID law will disenfranchise 100,000s of Wisconsin citizens.

That's the point for Wisconsin Republicans: Stop the vote.

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